Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Break - Part 1

Let's start this post with updates: first, *sigh* my hubby said that he will not take a day off. Booo... Well actually it's my mistake, I forgot that he will be working from home this friday because we want to go camping on early Friday evening. So, he meant he will not be able to take any additional day off this week...and that's actually pretty understandable.

Another update is about our camping ... bad things happened so the highway to the camp site is closed. Do not worry though, the camping is still ON =) somehow our friends managed to reserve another camping site. So instead of Big Sur, we will head for Napa this weekend. Have I told you that I've never .. ever .. been to Napa and would really love to go there? So, yippie! I'll get two birds with one stone =)

Back to the topic ... So, since I couldn't go anywhere during the weekdays, I planned to polish my cooking skill. LOL. Just joking. I meant, i planned to try new recipes. Something that I never cooked before. Like this one:

Siomay Abang2 =D
 Ahh ... for a first attempt, I must say I'm quite pleased with the result. For those who doesn't know what kind of food is that .. please refer to this link. I believe she explains it better than I do =) Anyway, turned out it was so tiring! I spent almost 3.5 hours cooking that food. Well, maybe partly because I'm slow and I'm a novice at cooking =P Oh, I need to thank my friend, D, for guiding me all day long through gtalk. I don't think I could made this without her tips and tricks.

There are still more food to cook throughout this week since I don't have anything to do. Tonight for example, i tried to make "egg in a hole." I'm still not satisfied with the result though ... and no picture since my hands were too messy to handle my phone.

Hmm.. but i do have one more picture that i would like to post:

Can you guess what that is? As a clue, this is something that i could make without failing (I think =p). Plus, my hubby loves this food. This is my remake of the famous Chinese dish, mapo tofu. I adjust the recipe into my own taste. This food is one of my favorite. It's easy, it's fast, and of course delicious =)

Ok that's all for now ... more food coming this week~!    

Friday, March 25, 2011


Yeah .. i finished my last final just now! So excited for spring break. For sure we'll be camping in Big Sur next weekend. Also, we'll be experiencing Hooters this Saturday. On weekdays however ... i still need to beg my hubby to take day off so he can accompanies me to Napa or Sausalito or Golden gate park =) There's a big chance i might succeed though *winning smile*

ah ... life is sooooo good! =)

PS: another good sign that this spring break will be awesome: for weeks we've been worrying about camping in rainy weather, but the weather forecast bode that it will be sunny from april 1 to 3! woohoo! Let's just hope the forecast is right =)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Something Old and Something New

Last week, although i really really want to try hooters, we ended up having dinner at BBQ Kalbi truck. That day the korean taco truck was parking at some intersection in Mountain View. We decided to try the Kalbi (Beef) Burrito and Daejee (Spicy Pork) Burrito. My hubby loves his Daejee burrito. I love their sauces especially the sweet wasabi. The overall eating experience was not that enjoyable though. Somehow that night was cold and very windy. There was no line too. So at a time, we were the only customers eating there.

Anyway, we found out that the intersection where BBQ Kalbi parked was so close to the famous Castro Road. Incidentally, my hubby has been wanting to go to the used book store there. He didn't find the book that he wants, but ...  i found an old friend =) I found the complete edition of EA's Sims fully loaded with all its expansion packs! I played this game since i was in high school up until college. It's actually one of my siblings' favorite game. So that's how i spent my weekend ... trying to regain my old skill in playing the Sims =)

This week i will also have a new experience. For the first time, I will work in the U.S. It's just a part-time job at my college though. Still, I'm excited for this new experience! I'm also a bit nervous for the possibility of having to drive alone at night after i finished my shift. I still don't have confidence in my driving skill plus i rarely drive at night. My night vision is somehow very limited. Even worse, It has been raining cats and dogs lately in San Jose. So, I tried to practice driving at night in heavy rain last weekend with my hubby. It was really bad. I could feel my car swaying because of the strong wind in the highway and the slippery road. Also, most people still drive relatively fast in that kind of weather. No wonder there were some accidents happened during the last weekend. Anyway, I really really hope, it will not rain tonight. 

I checked the weather before i went to college this morning, and the weather forecast bode that it will not rain tonight. Let's just hope that the forecast is true!      

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Hardest Final

Fiuhh ... I finally finished the hardest class for this quarter, EWRT 1A. The final was an eight paragraph in-class essay about Toni Morrison's award winning novel, Sula.

The begin with, I'm a really slow writer. So i dread in-class essays. Moreover, this is quite a long essay so i need a really strong thesis. The problem is, to get a really good thesis, you need to spend time ... to think! But of course i don't have the luxury of time in an in-class essay =(

Anyway, i passed the deadly final already =P I'm not really sure about the result ... well at least i tried my best. So I'll just leave out the rest to God =) The good thing is ... somehow i managed to finish my essay exactly in 2 hours. This has never happened before. But i do admit that maybe my thesis is not strong enough ... because i kind of hurrying myself to start writing when i did the outline. O well ... there's nothing i can do to alter it anyway. I couldn't think of any other sophisticated idea back then when the time pressure was so tangible.

I kind of relieved right now. I know i still have one more final to go either on wednesday or friday, the most important thing is I've passed the hardest final. You know when i walked out from the class after I finished, i feel like a knot in my heart starts relaxing. I even feel sleepy after all the tension! I think this class is the hardest class I've ever took so far in the U.S. I got a really difficult to please instructor. Yet even though I got registered to this class by mistake, I believe nothing is coincidence in God's plan ... and i believe He purposely put me in her class to learn something for the future.

Oh well, that's it. I think I need a break now before starting to study for the accounting final ... it is time for some fun =D

Monday, March 14, 2011

Final Week

*sigh* getting really nervous about the final week especially for my in class writing final. The teacher plan to do the in class final one week sooner than its schedule. In a way I kinda like her decision, i just want to get it over with quick .. and then focus on accounting. Anyway, the in class writing will be so difficult and there's nothing i can do to improve my bad writing skill =( So, i just hope i can do better in accounting, which is possible since i just need to put some extra effort learning all those online practice at Wiley.

so nervous ... hope everything will be alright.